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Don’t Call Stephen Satterfield Brilliant. Invest In Him Instead.

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Jun 20, 2022
Don’t Call Stephen Satterfield Brilliant. Invest In Him Instead.

You might know Stephen Satterfield as the host of Netflix’s High on the Hog, but he’s also one of the only Black food magazine publishers in the country. Inspired by his work as a sommelier and in the South African wine industry, Stephen launched Whetstone Media to tell stories about how food and people are connected to the land they came from. But even as Whetstone grew and became profitable, none of the hundreds of investors he met with would write him a check. Then, this past year, that all changed. Now Stephen has to face a new challenge: learning to lead from a place of success.

The Sporkful production team includes Dan Pashman, Emma Morgenstern, Andres O'Hara, Johanna Mayer, Tracey Samuelson, and Jared O'Connell, with editing help this week from Hali Bey Ramdene and Alexis Williams.

Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

  • “Twenty 99” by Erick Anderson
  • "Cautiously Optimistic"
  • "Brute Force" by Lance Conrad
  • "Enigmatic Rhodes" by Stephen Sullivan
  • "Iced Coffee" by Josh Leini
  • "Lawless" by Lance Conrad
  • "Rogue Apples" by Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Diercks
  • "Happy Jackson" by Ken Brahmstedt

Photo courtesy of Phyllis Iller

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